Shane Black to reboot 1987 classic Predator

Here's an Awesome Update for Predator fans! Shane Black, who directed Iron Man 3, is set to write and direct the reboot to the 1987 Arnie classic, Predator!

The original film - a cult classic around the world, where Schwarzenegger's crack military team face off against an advanced alien hunter in the depths of the jungle - has already had a loose sequel, two Alien vs Predator crossovers and a relatively recent installment from Robert Rodriguez, starring Adrien Brody. Fox have since decided, however, that they want to reboot the franchise completely, returning to the '87 jungle. Shane Black has been brought on board to both pen and direct the film, which is an intriguing choice - not so much because of his body of work behind the camera, but because he was actually in Predator alongside Arnie, as the ill-fated Private Hawkins. In other words, he has first hand experience of just what the Predator film was about, and as such, he's likely the best candidate to not screw it up.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Predator rebooted, or would you rather they left it alone, or stuck to doing further installments akin to Predators? Let us know in the comments below!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles second trailer

Here's an Awesome Update for Michael Bay and TMNT fans! The upcoming reboot of the popular series from the director of Transformers has just got its second trailer!

In typical second trailer style, this one reveals much more of the plot, and gives us a deeper and longer look at all the characters, including Shredder in and out of his armour, all four of the turtles (yes, even Donatello), Megan Fo-...err, April O'Neill, a glimpse at Splinter and even a glimpse at Will Arnett's Vernon Fenwick.

What do you think? Does this whet your appetite or put you off? Let us know in the comments below!

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Expendables 3 new trailer

Here's an Awesome Update for Expendables fans! The trailer for the upcoming third installment in Sylvester Stallone's all-star action series, The Expendables, has just got a new trailer!

As with the last film, the cast expands once again with some big name action stars from various generations; Sly Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren and Arnold Schwarzenegger all return, this time joined by newcomers Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz, Victor Ortiz and Mel Gibson. Gibson will be playing the villain of the place, Conrad Stonebanks, who co-founded the Expendables with Stallone's Barney Ross, before they had a rather nasty falling out and went their separate ways.

What do you think? Are you excited for the film? Which newcomer are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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New Jurassic World images

Here's an Awesome Update for Jurassic World fans! To mark the year long countdown to Universal's next installment in the dinosaur park franchise, The A.V. Club got their hands on some new images from the film! The shots show off the main cast members: Chris Pratt (also starring in this summers next Marvel gambit, Guardians of the Galaxy), Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, 50/50), Nick Robinson (Kings of Summer) and Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3). Feast your eyes on these!

What do you think? Are you excited to see the franchise get a fresh direction and cast? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

First look at Dracula Untold with poster

Here's an Awesome Update for Luke Evans and Dracula fans! Universals return to the horror genre, Dracula Untold, has just had a poster released for our first look!

Dracula Untold tells - you guessed it - the untold story of Dracula's origins, and how the man became the monster of legend. Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars as the titular character, new comer Gary Shore directs and Michael DeLuca (Captain Phillips, The Social Network) produces the film. Described as an "epic action-adventure, it co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. The film hits cinemas on the 17th of October, 2014.

What do you think? Are you excited about this new take on Dracula's origins? Are you excited to see Universal - who created many of the most well known horror film monsters back in the day - return to the genre? Let us know in the comments below!

Disney's next animated film, Big Hero 6, gets first trailer

Here's an Awesome Update for Disney and Big Hero 6 fans! The next animated film from Disney is Big Hero 6, based on the now-Disney-owned-Marvel comic of the same name, and it just got its first trailer!

According to the official Disney UK channel, the film "is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius - thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, "Big Hero 6" is directed by Don Hall ("Winnie the Pooh") and Chris Williams ("Bolt), and produced by Roy Conli ("Tangled")."

The film opens in UK cinemas in January 2015.

What do you think? Are you excited to see Disney merge their award-winning animated style and themes with those of their recently acquired company, Marvel? Let us know in the comments below! 

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New UK Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

Here's an Awesome Update for UK Marvel and Guardians of the Galaxy fans! A second UK trailer has been released for the upcoming new title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy!

 

The trailer shows off the more serious aspects of the film, with stronger hints at plot and character development; it's certainly nice to see a trailer that caters to those who were dubious about the seemingly increased focus on comedy with previous trailers, though there's still plenty of gags in there, too!

What do you think? Are you excited about Guardians of the Galaxy? Do you like that there's a serious side to the film as well? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sin City 2 Second Trailer revealed

Here's an Awesome Update for Sin City fans! Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the upcoming sequel to 2005's cult classic Sin City, has got it's second trailer!

The film follows on from the events of the first, and includes several recognisable faces: Mickey Rourke's Marv, Jessica Alba's Nancy and Bruce Willis' John Hartigan. Joining them are Josh Brolin, who takes over the role (presumably with another facial reconstruction) of Dwight from Clive Owen, as well as Eva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Based on this trailer, the story will see the outlaws all team up to take down Powers Boothe's (what a name) Senator Roark, who was a villain in Bruce Willis' storyline in the first flick. The film is directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez (who directed the first), using a script by Frank Miller that is based off his own graphic novel. The film opens on the 22nd of August this year.

What do you think? Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below. 

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E3 2014: The Round Ups

Every year, E3 brings us trailers, release dates, information and first looks at a wide variety of games from a wide variety of companies, and is the biggest yearly event in the gaming calendar. Today is the last day of this years event, but if you missed out, don't worry! Here at The Awesome Update, we've got you covered, and have written some company based round ups of press releases, so you can get caught up in just a few minutes! If that's not enough, keep your eye out for a video next week, where we'll be discussing our best and worst bits of E3 - until then, enjoy these!

Nintendo@E3 2014

 

Playstation@E3 2014

 

Xbox@E3 2014

 

Ubisoft@E3 2014

Which were your best bits, and which were your worst? What are you most looking forward to, and what are you most disappointed by? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

 

Sigourney Weaver to return for Avatar sequels

Here's an Awesome Update for Sigourney Weaver and Avatar fans! Weaver, who's character, Dr. Grace Augustine, *SPOILER ALERT* died in the first film, is set to return for the rest of the series as a "different and in many ways more challenging character"!

Writer/Director James Cameron said of Weaver's return: “We’re good friends who’ve always worked well together, so it just feels right that she’s coming back for the Avatar sequels," adding that "We’re both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration.” Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang have also already been confirmed as returning for the sequels. Avatar 2 will hit cinemas December 16th, with Avatar 3 and 4 following in subsequent years.

What do you think? Are you happy that Weaver is returning as a different character? Let us know in the comments below!